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Yorkshire Places: Explore the Cities, Towns & Villages

From the vibrant, bustling cities to the remote villages of the North Yorkshire Moors the places of Yorkshire offer a warm welcome. Use our regional guide to discover the towns and villages which make up our fair county, to discover their attractions and unique characters, plus a little practical information to make your stay easier.


South Yorkshire

Embraces the city of Sheffield, towns of Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster and provides cosmoplitan flare, sporting spectacles and international cultural events. There are also thousands of acres of countryside with pretty villages and market towns.

West Yorkshire

The most urban of Yorkshire's counties, West Yorkshire is home to the cities of Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield, plus the towns of Halifax, Dewsbury and Huddersfield. 

North Yorkshire

Beautiful moorland, rolling hills, stunning coastline & historic sites are all parts of the North Yorkshire Moors.  The Moors bus and North Yorkshire Moors railway provide great transport links through some of the countries remotest areas. 

East Riding of Yorkshire

East Yorkshire or East Riding includes the beautiful undulating hill of the Yorkshire Wolds, the stunning heritage coastline at Flamborough Head and Spurn point in the South, vibrant seaside towns and lovely sandy beaches.


a relaxing and elegant city, with a wealth of open spaces, treat yourself to a luxorious spa at the Turkish Baths, visit at a tea room and enjopy the stunning RHS gardens at Harlow Carr.


a vibrant nightlife, miles of shopping including the stunning vcitorian quarter, Leeds City Museum, Leeds City Art Gallery, Leeds Playhouse, Royal Armouries, Kirstall Abbey or one of the range of festivals throughout the year, any could would be a good reason to visit.


a city in the countryside, Sheffield is home to many outdoor activities, climbing, caving, abseiling, mountain biking among them. the city centre has also seen a massive amount of redevelopment in recent years, with that and Maedowhall nearby the shopping is second to none.


The historic city of York offers a vivacious cafe culture, world class museums, unique cobbled streets, a profusion of architecture through several ages and a range of festivals and events to suit all ages throughout the year.